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  • Escrito por María Esther Pupo Hechavarría
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Underwater emissary project in Moa

One of the projects of the company producing nickel and cobalt sulfide Comandante Pedro Sotto Alba, of Moa, in Holguín, called "Submarine Emissary" aims to move the deposit of WWL waste liquor -resulting from its industrial process- to a point at the bottom of the sea, several kilometers away, in order to achieve a greater dispersion.

Its objective is to reduce the environmental pollution that has historically caused such a discharge in the Cabañas River, which runs close to the factory and borders the Rolando Monterrey neighborhood of that mining city on its course to the north eastern coast of Cuba.

His first phase was the one of basic engineering that carried out specialists of the Company of Engineering and Projects of Nickel (Ceproníquel) of that municipality. There were in charge designers, technologists, surveyors, engineers in civil construction and other specialties, all of the Engineering Division.

After being approved by the mixed company Pedro Sotto Alba and the Institute of Physical Planning, Ceproníquel has been responsible for undertaking other studies and detailed engineering.

In this respect, the engineer Carlos Iglesias, deputy general manager of that mixed company reported that this investment was preliminarily estimated at a cost of about 40 million dollars and correspond to Geocuba, an entity specializing in Geodesy and Cartography - the environmental studies required by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma).

Regarding the analysis of the submarine emissary project, doctors from the Higher Metallurgical Mining Institute of Moa and officials of the Ministries related to Construction, have worked searching for the most effective way to reduce the pollutant load towards the environment, as reported to the Press.

  • Escrito por Germán Veloz Placencia
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The Iberostar Selection Almirante Hotel will be open soon

The Iberostar Selection Almirante Hotel, with 515 rooms and a Five Star category, will be soon operating in Guardalavaca, one of the most beautiful and welcoming resorts in Cuba.

Ana Riscalli, head of Iberostar operations in eastern Cuba, explained that the modern facility has optimal material conditions and pointed out, among other things, the Star Prestige service for adults; the water park and six restaurants, four of them of specialties (Italian, sailor, Japanese and Gourmet).

Although it has 123 rooms less than the Hotel Iberostar Holguín, another Five Star already operating since last year by the prestigious Spanish group in Playa Pesquero, municipality of Rafael Freyre, will allow families from anywhere in the world to know the options of the mounted circuit and enjoy an elegant tourism, with spectacular gastronomy and interest in caring for people, said the official.

With the upcoming opening, she added, the eastern part of Cuba will expand the destination Sun and Beach. Moreover, the cultural aspect has been complemented since the exploitation, in Gibara, Holguín, of the Ordoño, Arsenita and Plaza Colón hotels; likewise, in Santiago de Cuba, with the Casa Granda, Imperial and San Felix hotels.

She recalled that Iberostar has operated in Cuba for 25 years and stressed that it will continue to bet on joint ventures.

Regarding the decision to make the announcement about the start-up of the hotel in the midst of the XV International Film Festival of Gibara, she commented that the event helps to boost the tourism development of the so-called Villa Blanca de los Cangrejos.

  • Escrito por Darianna Mendoza Lobaina, ACN
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Lucia awards are presented at the Gibara International Film Festival

With the delivery of the Lucia awards in the different categories of the contest and the Lucía de Honor Award to the renowned Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro, the 15th edition of the International Film Festival (FIC) concluded last Saturday night, on the coast City of Gibara, which was held since the seventh.

In the event, more than 50 audiovisual materials were presented and 15 unpublished scripts, coming from countries like Germany, China, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain and Cuba.

The biggest award in the feature film section was granted to the Cuban-German film El viaje extraordinario de Celeste García, by Arturo Infante, starring actress María Isabel Díaz, who also won the recognition for best female performance due to the quality of their work. She plays a woman of 60 years whose monotonous life takes an unexpected turn and travels to a mysterious planet.

During the closing gala at the emblematic Jibá cinema, located at the historic center of the Villa Blanca de los Cangrejos, the actress and Costa Rican director Rica Ishtar Yasin Gutiérrez received, from the Cuban filmmaker, Fernando Pérez, the award for best direction with his film Dos Fridas, also winner in Photography and inspired by the relationship that existed between the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her nurse.

FIC Gibara not only provides the opportunity to present finished audiovisuals, they can also participate with unpublished scripts, and non-finished materials: This time they rose as triumphant with the text El último, by Cuban scriptwriter Amílcar Salatti,  and the Mexico-Colombia co-production, El film justifica los medios, by Juan Jacobo del Castillo, respectively.

El camino de Santiago, documentary by Tristán Bauer, which recreates everything occurred around the disappearance of young Santiago Maldonado in Argentina, who was a victim of the repression of the Gendarmerie Nacional, was selected as the best documentary of the show, while the national press headed by the journalist and critic of art Joel del Río, conferred his award to the film Los días que vendrán, by the Spanish director Carlos Marques-Marcet, and Animal World, by the Chinese Gou Haokun.

The Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation, of Nature and Man, awarded a collateral prize to the documentary short film Lista Quinta, by Giselle García Castro, for her successful handling of reality, especially related to the conservation of the environment.

For the first time in FIC the jury decided to grant a special prize for a theatre play and the piece 10 millones was on stage, by Carlos Celdrán, from Argos Teatro, which was greatly welcome by the gibareño audience.

Jorge Perugorría, director of the FIC, thanked all the people who collaborated in the organization of this edition and he officially announced the call for 2020.

The event concluded with the expected concert of the bands Habana Abierta and Cimafunk, besides, the troubadour Polito Ibáñez, in the Da Silva Square of the eastern city, located about 30 kilometers from the Holguín provincial capital, where the audience enjoyed a wide and varied cultural program until the sunrise.

The Lucia Awards are named after the iconic Humberto Solás film, who was the founder of this event in 2003, at the time Gibara Poor Film Festival.